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>Eichenlaub Signs With Condors

>Add another name to the list of RedHawks in the pros, as defenseman Ray Eichenlaub has signed a contract with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.

This is a great chance for Eichenlaub, who endured a tough senior season at Miami, watching his share of games from the seats at Cady Arena. Injuries also bothered Eichenlaub at times throughout his career (not to mention being hit by a car before last season).
More now, from Condors’ Head Coach Marty Raymond on the signing: 
“Ray is a very well-rounded defenseman. He can put up good numbers, but also plays sound defensive hockey. He’s very reliable at both ends of the ice and will work hard every night.”
And from Eichenlaub: 
“I’m excited to come play for a city that seems like they really rally around their hockey. It’s a big accomplishment for me to be able to move on and further my career. I’m really looking forward to getting out there and I’m going to play as hard as possible for the city and the fans.”
Bakersfield is gaining a true workhorse here, as those that follow Miami hockey know how dedicated he is to the game and how much of a team player he is. The Condors are the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks.
Congrats, Ray!


>…and another season of Miami hockey comes to a close. First and foremost, a big congratulations goes out to everyone involved with the hockey program. The coaches, equipment/training staff, media relations, off-ice officials, Cady Arena personnel, everyone…and especially…the players for being a part of something very, very special.

Going into this season, most expected and considered this a “rebuilding year.” With a great first half of the season, the team had a rough start to the second half and eventually missed a trip to post-season action at the Joe. They had the second best power-play and the best penalty kill in the CCHA. Considering the team had a young blueline, two freshman goaltenders, and a lot to replace offensively, making the NCAA tournament was a great reward for the squad and gave the younger players some great “big game” experience. The Frozen Four weekend was something very special to be a part of and although the end result was so heartbreaking, I for one am extremely proud of this team’s effort. They gave Boston a run for their money and it says a lot about where the program stands. Although the last minute of regulation will be fresh in the minds of many for quite some time, the underclassmen will build off of this experience and be even more hungry for a national title in the seasons to come.

It was hard, personally for me, to see our senior class go out the way they did. They should be proud to be a part of the winningest class in Miami hockey history, with 106 wins. This senior class was exceptional. They were the first class to be ranked number one in any sport, the first class to win an NCAA tournament game, the first to 30 wins in a season, the first to 100 total wins, the first to advance to the tournament all four years…and most importantly, the first class to ever reach the Frozen Four.

Without further adieu, here are the RedHawk seniors and their career stats:

2- Michael Findorff
41 Games Played
1 Goal
5 Assist
6 Points

10- Alex Lacombe

64 Games Played
9 Goals
12 Assists
21 Points

15- Brian Kaufman
125 Games Played
30 Goals
54 Assists
84 Points

16- Justin Mercier

157 Games Played
52 Goals
52 Assists
104 Points

18- Ray Eichenlaub
145 Games Played
9 Goals
36 Assists
45 Points

24- Kevin Roeder

152 Games Played
5 Goals
31 Assists
36 Points

28- Bill Loupee

105 Games Played
8 Goals
14 Assists
22 Points

Thank you, seniors. Your contributions have helped pave the way to make Miami hockey one of the nation’s top programs. Some careers will continue in hockey, others, will not. Regardless, we wish you the best of luck in life. Miami will not forget your hard work and devotion to The Brotherhood.

**In a final tournament note, Kevin Roeder and Tommy Wingels were named to the All-Tournament Team.**